Do Not Miss Lists

Seoul, South Korea – DNM List

Our Do Not Miss List for Seoul, South Korea


  1. Bugaksan – mountain within the city that is home to a fortress and palace – nice hike up to the top
  2. Bukchon – traditional Korean homes and streets lined with cute stores/local crafts
  3. Itaewon – the expat area of town, very developed with a vibrant day/night life – if you need to purchase anything accidentally left at home, you’ll find it here
  4. Gangnam – the high class, plastic area of town – variety of great restaurants/bars/clubs
  5. Hongdae – university area, full of backpacker hostels – artsy, fun, party area
  6. Hop-on, Hop-off loop in downtown Seoul – covers all main temples/palaces in the city, in addition to shopping and DDP (newly designed Zaha Hadid museum)
  7. Korean bath house/spa (Dragon Hill is the largest and most popular)
  8. Bongeunsa Temple (close to Gangnam – if you happen to be visiting during Buddha’s birthday, they host the laterns here)


  1. Korean BBQ
  2. Bibimbap
  3. Kimchi – in many varieties


  1. Subway Card (re-loadable card with T Money – best way to get around the city, money can be used in subway, buses, and cabs)

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